Angela Scanlon lands a huge BBC gig

Irish presenter Angela Scanlon is continuing her rise through the ranks in the BBC with the news that she is set to present The One Show from January. 

Regular presenter Alex Jones is expected to take maternity leave from January and Scanlon has been lined up to be one of two presenters to fill in for Jones during her time off.

Michelle Ackerley will be job sharing the presenting duties with Scanlon, with the former set to fill in Mondays and Tuesdays, while Scanlon will be on Thursdays and Fridays. They will alternate the Wednesdays.

The One Show's editor, Sandy Smith said: “Angela and Michelle have already made a big impact with the audience and The One Show team both will bring something fresh until Alex returns.”


Scanlon took to Twitter to share her joy at getting the gig.

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